Funding boost for
heritage and health projects
THE preservation of the region's
industrial heritage and the provision of emergency medical support in rural
areas are the latest 2 projects to receive a house builder's funding boost.
H&R Ainscough Barge Restoration and the Douglas Cardiac Trust have each been
awarded £1,000 from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme. The
national match funding programme seeks to support groups and charities
working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.
Diane Finch, sales director for Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said:-
"Our Ainscough Mill development overlooks the canal in Burscough, offering
unique views for people living there. Just like the mill itself, the
historic waterway is a lasting reminder of the industrial heritage of the
area and something to be treasured. We worked tirelessly to restore and
renovate the mill and are pleased to support the group preserving the last
2, 11033 barges. The Douglas Cardiac Trust is a local charity providing
medical support in the villages of Tarleton, Bank and Hesketh Bank. As well
as helping to fund 1st Responder and 1st Aid provision, the group has placed
more than 30 defibrillators in public buildings and supported individuals
with complex medical needs. Such a service in a semi rural area is a
lifeline for local people and very deserving of our help."
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county
have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can
apply for funding by completing a simple
online form. The scheme invites local groups and
charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with 2 donations of up
to £1,000 being made locally every month. Persimmon Homes Lancashire operates
new homes developments throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.